Peony, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Peonies have captivated the world. The “old red Piney,” that charming, old-fashioned flower, is hardly as popular as it was in days now past, because the new, lovely and more delicately tinted varieties, which have been recently introduced, are crowding their old relative into the background. Peonies in great masses are now found growing around the small cottage out in […]

9 Easy Solutions to Garden Pests

Most vegetable gardeners know that they are vastly outnumbered by insects when working in their gardens. While most of these creatures are harmless and can even benefit your garden, others are all-too-ready to deliver their own brand of destruction to your garden. The good news is there’s a wide selection of non-toxic and low-cost solutions available to contain harmful pests […]

A Perennial Garden That Takes Care of Itself

There is a group of plants that the garden literature warns us against with such phrases as “spreads rapidly” or “tends to get weedy,” or “not for refined areas.” These plants gradually have been outlawed from the aristocratic seclusion of the perennial border. But they can take care of themselves once they have been given a start and may become […]

Primula – Primrose, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Hardy Primroses are showy plants which fit in well with any Spring bedding design. The small flowers are graceful and dainty and the varieties can be so chosen that they will be in bloom from April for a month. Primroses grow from 6 inches to 18 inches high and have light green, hairy leaves. The colors of the hardy sorts […]

Pentstemon – Beard Tongue, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

The Pentstemons are beautiful border plants but do not do as well in the Northern States as in the Southern ones, where the climate is milder and the season of blooming is longer. They are very showy, growing from 2 feet to 4 feet high, are rather bushy and have very long, slender spikes which bear many trumpet-shaped flowers with […]

Are Pesticides Bad for Your Garden?

Traditional pesticides can be harmful. Exposure to toxic chemicals during application is common. Pets or kids who play in the yard risk unsafe chemical contact. And what’s more, beneficial garden insects often die along with the bad ones. If traditional pesticides are bad for your garden, what options do homeowners have to prevent pests? Here are a few alternative methods […]

Plumbago – Leadwort, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Plumbago Larpenlx or Ceratostigma plumbaginoides is one of the very late blooming small border plants. Because it is such a persistent blooming plant from July until freezing weather in the Winter, it is very much valued at the time of the year when most other border plants have finished blooming. Plumbago Larpentae grows about 10 inches or 12, inches high […]

Lysimachia – Loosestrife, Creeping Jenny, Perennials Guide to Planting Flowers

Moneywort, Creeping Jenny and Creeping Charlie are all common names for Lysimachia Nummularia, which is a prostrate or creeping plant and grows very rapidly. It has very showy yellow flowers and blooms from May to September. The Loosestrife (L. clethroides) is a very showy and graceful Japanese variety. It grows 3 feet high and produces long, recurved or drooping, spikes […]

14 Beautiful Ways to Decorate Your Sunroom

A sunroom is a place in your home that you’re supposed to feel relaxed. If you take the time to put together the right decorations, it can even be one of your favorite rooms in your home. There are a few different things you can do, from bringing in new furniture to adjusting the colors. If you’re unsure of where […]